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What Kind of Computer Should I Buy for School?

Basic recommendations:

  • Processor Intel Core I3 or AMD Phenom II 910
  • RAM: 4GB 
  • Wired or Wireless Network card
  • Windows 7 or newer or Mac osX

Recommended machine (not necessary but would provide a better build for general use)

  • Processor: Intel Core I5 or AMD FX, AMD A8 or A10 series
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Wired or Wireless Network card
  • Windows 7 or newer or Mac osX 
  • (A dedicated graphics card would be beneficial for any students taking classes involving Graphic art, Video making or Auto Cad)

As always students should consult with their advisors for their various Majors for specific requirements for that major.

Computer Lab Hours

Computers are available on campus for your use.

Computer Lab Hours: 
Science and Technology Center Room 4114
Mondays – Thursdays    7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Fridays 7:00 am – 4:00 pm

Library Hours:
Monday - Thursday   7:30 am  - 8:00 pm  
Friday 7:30 am  -  4:00 pm


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Blackboard is CCBC's e-learning platform. Instructors use Blackboard to post and distribute course content such as syllabi, presentation slides, and handouts; to communicate with students via announcements, email, and course messages; to assess student learning through online assignments, quizzes, and tests; and much more.

A Blackboard course website is automatically created for every credit course at CCBC.  Students will have access to their courses in Blackboard beginning on the first day of the term.

Blackboard is a web browser based application that can run on any device with a supported browser; these include Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft's Edge & Internet Explorer, and Apple's Safari.  Follow this link to test your internet browser's compatibility with CCBC's Blackboard site.

* For Windows 8, Internet Explorer browser must run in compatibility mode.  See Windows  8 Configuration for detailed instructions on how to configure compatibility mode.


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